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February Major Index Returns

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average was in the black for the month of February. Internationally, the Dow Jones indexes that cover world and European markets were down, while Asia closed up in February.

Index
Feb. ret.
YTD
Since 9/11/01
Dow Jones Industrial Average
1.87%
0.84%
5.21%
Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50
-1.24%
-4.76%
5.35%
Dow Jones Asian Titans 50
1.85%
-3.82%
-8.88%
Dow Jones Global Titans 50
-1.85%
-6.00%
-0.43%

*Source: Dow Jones Indexes

Below is a list of the biggest sector winners and losers in February from around the globe using the Dow Jones indexes.

United States
Winner:
Dow Jones Basic Materials
5.00%
Loser:
Dow Jones Technology
-14.38%
Europe
Winner:
STOXX Total Market Index Energy
4.12%
Loser:
STOXX TMI Telecommunications
-6.85%
Global
Winner:
DJ Sector Titans Basic Resources
6.31%
Loser:
DJ Sector Titans Technology

-11.00%

*Source: Dow Jones Indexes

Here's how the Russell indexes performed in February.

Index
Feb. returns
Russell 1000
-2.14%
Russell 2000
-2.84%
Russell 3000
-2.19%

*Source: returns based on Reuters data

Finally, more returns for Standard & Poor's domestic indexes.

Index
February
3 Months
YTD
1 year
S&P 500
-1.93%
-2.51%
-3.36%
-9.51%
S&P 500/Barra Value
-0.90%
-2.15 %
-3.61%
-12.55%
S&P 500/Barra Growth
-2.95%
-2.96%
-3.10%
-6.84%
S&P MidCap 400
0.12%
4.75%
-0.40%
2.71%
S&P MidCap 400/Barra Value
2.37%
8.80%
2.35%
8.57%
S&P MidCap 400/Barra Growth
-2.20%
0.61%
-3.21%
-2.96%
S&P SmallCap 600
-1.72%
5.85%
-0.86%
7.86%
S&P SmallCap 600/Barra
Value
-0.43%
8.75%
1.43%
10.99%
S&P/SmallCap 600/Barra
Growth
-3.09%
2.86%
-3.23%
4.42%
S&P 100
-1.78%
-3.45%
-3.49%
-11.05%
S&P 1000
-0.45%
5.08%
-0.54%
4.21%
S&P SuperComposite 1500
-1.78%
-1.75%
-3.07%
-8.20%
S&P REIT Composite
1.91%
4.63%
2.12%
18.22%

*Source: Standard & Poor's